Does your physician own his equipment? If so then for "in house" stress tests you would bill with 93015. Keep in mind there are 3 components to a stress test; this is the reason for the different codes.
93015 - global, covers both professional and technical portion of the test
93016 - supervision only
93107 - tracing; or use of the equipment
93018 - interpretation and report.
For 2008 the correct code to use is 93015; the doctor owns his equipment, the test was supervised and a report was dictated.
If he is providing part of the service then you would bill with one of the other 3 codes. You would never bill 93015 & 93017 together.
As far as not getting paid for 93015 when performed with a nuclear study, research the denied claims to see what diagnosis' were used to bill. Medicare has an LCD list for cardiac diagnostic services; ekg, echocardiogram, stress echocardiograms, myocardial nuclear perfusion studies and transesophageal echocardiograms. If the correct code is not linked to 93015 this may be the reason for the denial.
I hope this helps and is easy to understand.
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